Sitting here surrounded by my group of fellow innovators working on the i-week project I think back to the morning we got here four days ago. Although not much time has passed on I feel so much has changed. I see myself here, less than a week ago lost, confused and to be honest a little scared. I was worried about mixing classrooms, combining and working along side with those students older than me, I felt small and weak. The start of the class was a little uncomfortable for us the newbies, we felt intimidated and not free of sharing our ideas, however I realised that this was all my fixed mindset speaking to me. In my head I had created a scenario, afraid of failure, however not realising that I could take this whole experience as a learning opportunity. Here came the Process. I began taking more risks classroom wise, speaking up when I had something to say, and when I kept silent observing, using the older and more experienced students as role models to whom I wish to someday become. I can't say I became this outgoing bumblebee who took action every time she got the chance, however for three days time I trust my mind has been spoken when I felt the need to do so. Hence the Progress. And regarding the Journey, I look forward to the following monday, and to working together with the IA crew on the upcoming year!
“The earth has music for those who listen.”